The league’s top two teams met in Houston, and the Dynamo pulled out a narrow win. The decisive goal came on a cleared corner kick, which Richard Mulrooney fired on goal and Brian Ching redirected into the net, handing D.C. United its second loss in the last 11 games. The Dynamo improved their unbeaten run to eight games.
D.C. United (7-5-2) vs. Houston Dynamo (9-5-2)
July 08, 2007 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX
HOU -- Brian Ching 4 (Richard Mulrooney 1) 33
D.C. United -- Troy Perkins, Devon McTavish, Bobby Boswell, Greg Vanney, Joshua Gros, Fred, Brian Carroll (Clyde Simms 76), Christian Gomez, Ben Olsen (Marc Burch 66), Nicholas Addlery (Rod Dyachenko 64), Luciano Emilio.
Substitutes Not Used: Jay Nolly, Stephen deRoux, Domenic Mediate, Justin Moose.
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Craig Waibel, Patrick Ianni, Eddie Robinson, Wade Barrett, Brian Mullan, Richard Mulrooney, Dwayne De Rosario (Ricardo Clark 72), Stuart Holden (Corey Ashe 83), Brian Ching, Joseph Ngwenya (Nate Jaqua 64).
Substitutes Not Used: Zach Wells, Mike Chabala, Ryan Cochrane, Chris Wondolowski.
HOU -- Dwayne De Rosario (caution; Tackle from Behind) 52
DC -- Christian Gomez (caution; Abusive Language) 90
Referee: Brian Hall
Referee's Assistants: Greg Barkey; Kyle Borne
4th official: Colin Tait
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial